Period
to 26 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Customer Requirements skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Customer Requirements over the 6 months to 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Customer Requirements
England > East of England
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 166 120
Rank change year-on-year +60 -46 +46
Contract jobs citing Customer Requirements 91 25 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.05% 0.58% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 0.68% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 14 43
East of England median daily rate £475 £338 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.74% -6.90% +16.00%
10th Percentile £170 £263 £288
90th Percentile £491 £514 £475
England median daily rate £450 £413 £395
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.43% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 6
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.03% - +49.06%
England median hourly rate £20.50 £16.92 £37.50
% change year-on-year +21.16% -54.88% +1.35%

Customer Requirements is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,776 3,683 3,998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.06% 84.76% 81.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,120 2,194 2,338
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 233 304
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.97% +22.22% +8.00%
10th Percentile £11.18 £13.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.75 £50.78
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -13.73% +8.51% +11.90%

Customer Requirements
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Customer Requirements as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Customer Requirements in the East of England

Customer Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Customer Requirements in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Customer Requirements in the East of England

Customer Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in the East of England over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Customer Requirements in the East of England

Customer Requirements
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Customer Requirements in the East of England

Customer Requirements
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in the East of England over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Customer Requirements in the East of England

Customer Requirements
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Customer Requirements within the East of England region over the 6 months to 26 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +16 27 £350 -28.21% 5
Cambridgeshire +20 25 £475 +5.56% 5
Suffolk +17 23 - - 6
Essex +25 14 £375 -37.50% 3
Bedfordshire -1 2 - - 6
Customer Requirements
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Customer Requirements also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Customer Requirements.

1 32 (35.16%) Microsoft
1 32 (35.16%) SQL
2 23 (25.27%) C#
2 23 (25.27%) HTML
2 23 (25.27%) CSS
3 22 (24.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (23.08%) C++
4 21 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
5 19 (20.88%) R
5 19 (20.88%) Python
6 17 (18.68%) Microsoft Office
6 17 (18.68%) Degree
6 17 (18.68%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (17.58%) Management Information System
8 15 (16.48%) Change Management
8 15 (16.48%) Software Engineering
8 15 (16.48%) ITIL
9 14 (15.38%) Configuration Management
9 14 (15.38%) C
9 14 (15.38%) ISO 9001
9 14 (15.38%) Windows
9 14 (15.38%) Information Management
9 14 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 14 (15.38%) Data Management
9 14 (15.38%) PDM
9 14 (15.38%) Programme Management
9 14 (15.38%) Military
9 14 (15.38%) Def Stans
9 14 (15.38%) CMDB
9 14 (15.38%) Process Improvement

Customer Requirements
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.59%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.49%) Confluence
3 2 (2.20%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (24.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (18.68%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.20%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) Office 365
2 3 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) Internet
2 2 (2.20%) NetScaler
2 2 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (2.20%) Skype
3 1 (1.10%) DHCP
3 1 (1.10%) DNS
3 1 (1.10%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.10%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.10%) NAS
3 1 (1.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.20%) Power BI
1 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (6.59%) JIRA
1 6 (6.59%) SoapUI
1 6 (6.59%) Toad
2 3 (3.30%) Selenium
General
1 14 (15.38%) Military
2 13 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.20%) Finance
3 2 (2.20%) Marketing
4 1 (1.10%) Automotive
4 1 (1.10%) Billing
4 1 (1.10%) Electronics
4 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (36.26%) Analyst
2 15 (16.48%) Software Engineer
3 14 (15.38%) Configuration Analyst
3 14 (15.38%) Configuration Management Analyst
3 14 (15.38%) Data Analyst
4 13 (14.29%) Developer
5 10 (10.99%) C# Developer
5 10 (10.99%) C# Software Developer
5 10 (10.99%) Software Developer
6 8 (8.79%) Test Analyst
7 6 (6.59%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) Administrator
8 5 (5.49%) C# Software Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Consultant
8 5 (5.49%) Project Administrator
9 4 (4.40%) Coordinator
9 4 (4.40%) Designer
9 4 (4.40%) Project Coordinator
9 4 (4.40%) UX Designer
10 3 (3.30%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.27%) CSS
1 23 (25.27%) HTML
2 21 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (6.59%) XML
4 2 (2.20%) Web Services
5 1 (1.10%) Java EE
5 1 (1.10%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.68%) Self-Motivation
2 16 (17.58%) Management Information System
3 14 (15.38%) CMDB
4 9 (9.89%) User Experience
5 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.20%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.38%) Windows
2 7 (7.69%) Unix
3 6 (6.59%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.49%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.48%) Change Management
1 15 (16.48%) ITIL
1 15 (16.48%) Software Engineering
2 14 (15.38%) Configuration Management
2 14 (15.38%) Data Management
2 14 (15.38%) Information Management
2 14 (15.38%) PDM
2 14 (15.38%) Process Improvement
2 14 (15.38%) Programme Management
3 12 (13.19%) Test Scripting
4 9 (9.89%) Information Security
5 8 (8.79%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (7.69%) Project Management
7 6 (6.59%) Analytics
8 5 (5.49%) SDLC
8 5 (5.49%) Validation
9 4 (4.40%) Prototyping
9 4 (4.40%) Scrum
9 4 (4.40%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.16%) SQL
2 23 (25.27%) C#
3 21 (23.08%) C++
4 19 (20.88%) Python
4 19 (20.88%) R
5 14 (15.38%) C
6 11 (12.09%) Java
7 4 (4.40%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.40%) VBScript
8 1 (1.10%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 17 (18.68%) Degree
2 7 (7.69%) ISEB
2 7 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 7 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.30%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.10%) MCSA
5 1 (1.10%) MCSE
5 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.38%) Def Stans
1 14 (15.38%) ISO 9001
2 4 (4.40%) QA
3 2 (2.20%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.20%) GxP
3 2 (2.20%) SLA
4 1 (1.10%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.40%) XenApp
2 4 (4.40%) XenDesktop
3 3 (3.30%) BitLocker
3 3 (3.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.10%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) SCCM
2 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (2.20%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (35.16%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.69%) Computacenter
2 7 (7.69%) Oracle
3 6 (6.59%) webMethods
4 4 (4.40%) Citrix
4 4 (4.40%) Omniture
4 4 (4.40%) Optimizely
4 4 (4.40%) ServiceNow
5 3 (3.30%) Ivanti
5 3 (3.30%) SAP
6 2 (2.20%) Altiris
6 2 (2.20%) CA
6 2 (2.20%) Symantec
6 2 (2.20%) Tableau
6 2 (2.20%) VMware
7 1 (1.10%) NetApp